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Sing, Little Birdie was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes performed by the husband-and-wife duo of Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson.

It was performed 10th following Austria and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting, it finished in 2nd place with 16 points - the first of many runner-up finishes in their contest history.

Lyrics

Sing, sing, sing, little birdie
Sing, sing, sing it

There's a bird on a branch
There's a branch on a tree
There's a tree in the meadow
And that's where I long to be

Neath that bird on a branch
Neath that branch on a tree
Neath that tree in the meadow
Where you said you love me

Sing, little birdie, sing your song
Sing, you'll help our love along
Sing, little birdie up above
Sing a song of love

There's a bird on a branch
There's a branch on a tree
Where we carved our initials there
For all the world to see

Neath that bird on a branch
Neath that branch on a tree
Where we promised our true love
For all eternity

Sing, little birdie, sing your song
Sing, you'll help our love along
Sing, little birdie up above
Sing a song of love

When the years pass on by
And we're wed, you and I
And the bluebirds are singing
Their sweet love songs in the sky

We will dream of that bird
On a branch, on a tree
And that tree in the meadow
Where you said you love me

Sing, little birdie, sing your song
Sing, you'll help our love along
Sing, little birdie up above
Sing a song of love

Sing, little birdie, sing your song
Sing, you'll help our love along
Sing, little birdie up above
Sing a song of love

Trivia

  • This song was the first second placer for the United Kingdom, only to be followed by 14 more up until 1998 - a Eurovision record.
  • This was the start of a streak of participations for the United Kingdom that remains uninterrupted to this day.
  • The song's most lasting claim to fame is the answer to a quiz question on a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch called World Forum. However, the question states that this song won the contest, which is incorrect.

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